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UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINIANA SOCIETYSPRING 1998

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Endowments Enrich the Holdings of the South Caroliniana Library

Orin F. Crow

Endowment
for Aquisition
and
Preservation

Former USC Professor and Dean of the College of Education Orin F. Crow has been honored by the naming of an endowment in his memory at the South Caroliniana Library. The Orin F. Crow Endowment for Acquisition and Preservation was established by this daughter and son-in-law, Mary Crow and James R.D. Anderson, of Columbia, who are, themselves, among the loyal sons and daughters of Carolina.
Orin Crow (1896-1955) was a multi-faceted and beloved scholar, friend, and gentleman, with a multitude of interests and accomplishments. It is appropriate that Professor Crow, a longtime member of the University South Caroliniana Society, Dean of the College of Education, Dean of the Faculty, and an active citizen of the community at large, is recognized in such a wide-ranging and thoughtful manner.

Funds generated from the Orin F. Crow Endowment for Acquisition and Preservation will provide for the purchase of new materials for the South Caroliniana Library, as they become available, and for the preservation and conservation of deteriorating documents.

This endowment fund is an open one to which additional contributions maybe be made through the USC Educational Foundation.

Jane Crayton
Davis

Preservation

Endowment

To assure the health and preservation of the irreplaceable historical documents, the Jane Crayton Davis Preservation Endowment has been established at the South Caroliniana Library. Proceeds from the endowment will fund the restoration of selected printed documents and visual materials held by the South Caroliniana Library.

This endowment honors its namesake, Jane Crayton Davis, who is active in local historical pursuits in her home county of Aiken and on a statewide level. Having served as President of the South Carolina Confederation of Local Historical Societies and as President of the University South Caroliniana Society, Mrs. Davis is keenly aware of the obligation of the library to preserve the historical documents of our state.

Toward that end, Mrs. Davis generously established at the South Caroliniana Library the Jane Crayton Davis Preservation Endowment to which individuals may contribute.

William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship Endowment Fund
William Gilmore Simms, noted nineteenth-century American literary giant, is recognized and honored by the establishment of a permanently endowed research fund at the South Caroliniana Library. Through this fund scholars are able to study the extensive collection of Simmsís published and manuscript works held at the library.

Mary C. Simms Oliphant, of Greenville, originated the fund to honor her grandfather, William Gilmore Simms. Contributions from her daughter, Mrs. Alester G. Furman, III, and other family and friends made possible the inaugural presentation of the William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship in 1995 and 1996 to Professor John C. Guilds, a Simms scholar from the University of Arkansas. In 1997, the funds were used to restore Simmsís personal scrapbook which was among the papers from Simmsís personal library which were donated to the library by Mrs. Furman in 1997.

The endowment funds an annual award for research during the summer months; interested applicants may contact the Director of the South Caroliniana Library the preceding fall.

The William Gilmore Simms Visiting Research Professorship Endowment Fund is open for ongoing contributions which may be made through the USC Educational Foundation.


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